So, being a rather skinny ectomorph, I started bulking up last week. My goal is to gain 10 lbs in 10 weeks, which according to the articles is possible if I eat 20 calories per pound of bodyweight. I’ve been keeping a log, and today is my one week mark. I’m pretty excited.
Almost all of my calories have come from eating right. A lot of protein, I do a lot of cooking, drink a protein shake, and I try to keep a little variety in each day and it’s working. BUT I wanted your opinion on empty calories, like soda. I don’t drink very much, and so far I haven’t been putting them in my calorie log, but if I miss my mark for a day by, say, a couple hundred calories (for me my daily goal is 2800), what do you think? Does a can of soda have any redeemable contribution to a daily goal?